Provincial State of Emergency: Impact to OPL Services


OPL services have not been impacted by the provincial announcement on Tuesday, January 12. Curbside returns and holds pickup services will continue at open branches.

Hours of operation will remain the same for most branches. Greely, North Gower, and Richmond branches will shift their hours to close by 8 p.m., and all Bookmobile stops will close by 8 p.m.

For details about current services, please visit this page.

HOLDS: If you cannot pick up your hold on time, please cancel it in your online account or contact Infoservice before the pickup date. 

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Local resources

Libraries and Archives

All original records are held by archives at the national, provincial, or municipal level.  The websites of these organizations also provide a wealth of online material:

Genealogical societies

Joining or visiting a genealogical society will introduce you to resources, experts, and fellow genealogists.  These are some of the organizations in the Ottawa area: